Aberdeen-Comparative Business Law

Course Description

Business entities and commercial transactions play a central role in the global economy. There are, however, considerable differences in the ways that business entities and commercial transactions are regulated around the world. This course will explore the legal policy and practical implications of various current business law issues in the United States and the U.K. Topics may include varying approaches to social entrepreneurship, corporate sustainability, corporate board diversity, corporate political spending, insider trading, regulation of cryptocurrency, and contracts for the sale of goods. In this course, students will examine the root causes of observed divergences in approach, as well as their implications for the organization of the economy and society. The course will enable students to engage critically with key debates in contemporary business law and provide relevant background for those interested in cross-border legal work.

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Key to Codes in Course Descriptions

P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course